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Get Ready for The Unexpected – SERVPRO of Anaheim Hills Is Ready: Avoiding Water Damage in Storm Season.

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Get Ready for The Unexpected – SERVPRO of Anaheim Hills Is Ready:   Avoiding Water Damage in Storm Season. Ceiling stains like this can originate from broken/ leaking pipes or storm leaks. Unless the root cause has been corrected, they may occur again.

It’s time to get ready for the unexpected.  You don’t need to be in North Carolina this weekend to know that earth’s weather is getting more unpredictable.  Storms can wreak terrible damage on homes and businesses and as a property owner,  you’ll need to know what to happen when the unthinkable actually becomes your reality.

The Winter of 2018/19 – It’s Going to Be an El Nino Year

The latest predictions are for an El Nino year.  For those of us in Southern California, that’s likely to mean a colder and wetter year than usual.  This could be troubling news for those of us living in communities like Garden Grove, Fullerton, Mission Viejo, Anaheim, Placentia, Villa Park, San Juan Capistrano, Lake Forest and other communities.  Knowing what to do in these circumstances can help you save your property.

What Could Happen

Storm Damage

Hailstorms might be more common, since the temperatures are forecast to be colder than usual.  When hailstones get bigger, such as pellet-size to softball size, they can leave nasty dents and dings on cars, damage roofing shingles and other parts of the home and property. 

Southern Californians are also well acquainted with strong winds – they blow through our towns every fall, ripping tree limbs from trees, blowing the occasional tumbleweed down streets, and generally raising hell.  In all this blustery chaos, it’s not uncommon for damage to be done to roof shingles and drain spouts.  Un-noticed, this can spell trouble because we all knows what comes next; the rains!  Here’s what you should look out for after the winds finally die down:

  • Missing shingles, shutters or pieces of siding
  • Blown out windows
  • Cracks, chipping and splitting in siding, stucco, paint or wood
  • Dings and dents on roofing, siding, door frames and windowsills/windowpanes

Water Damage

Sometimes, the telltale signs of prior wind and damage are hiding in plain sight.  If the root causes of leaks have not been addressed, it’s very possible that in the next rains, you’ll be experiencing more trouble.  If it’s happened before it can happen again. 

Following a storm this year, be on guard for visible water damage signs like:

  • Water spots or discoloration on ceilings
  • Walls or surfaces
  • Soggy and/or expanding wood
  • Leaks in the ceiling or roof
  • Damp, musty odor (indication of mold growth)

What’s Next

Once your super-sharp, Dick Tracy type sleuthing has uncovered possible storm damage, you ought to call SERVPRO of Anaheim Hills.  Our team members are sensitive to your emergency situation. We’ll come with a sense of urgency and provide you a complete consult and estimate for the restoration services. 

We’ve even had experiences with property owners who, overwhelmed with the situation, have even needed our help top contact their insurance providers.   We care about our customers and we go the extra mile. 

When the green light flashes, we start in.  First, the drying out process.  Time is critical; mold can form in under 48 hours, wooden floors and wood wall paneling is subject to buckling.  We want to help you save on those un-necessary added expenses! 

We work with state of the art equipment such as water extractors that completely drain any standing water.  Air movers are used to thoroughly dry carpeting, walls, ceilings etc.  If your walls have wicked up water, we open them up to thoroughly dry wooden studs.  If your commercial structure is composed of metal studs, this is less necessary (other than removing any water collected in the bottom brackets.  If we sense mold growth, we’ll recommend a lab test; if tests are positive, we perform complete mold remediation services. 

SERVPRO of Anaheim Hills is the #1 SERVPRO franchise in California.  It’s taken hard work, and customer dedication to achieve this position and we’re not about to stop now!  Every customer’s disaster is a personal challenge to rise to the occasion and deliver with excellence.  We have a world-class team of certified, seasoned technicians – we call them our restoration heroes.  We are consistent in the quality of our work because we know our reputation depends on it.  Our integrity is our most valuable asset.  We don’t over-promise or under-deliver.  When we make you a promise, you can count on it.

Find out more about what our customers have said about our work by visiting our testimonials page:  http://www.SERVPROanaheimhills.com/testimonials

Need immediate assistance?  Call us at 714-776-6222.

We’ll make you feel “Like it never even happened”!

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